ANKOLE WOMEN MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ASSESSED, IBANDA’S JANE BEINOMUGISHA WINS FROM BEHIND
By Our Reporter
MBARARA: Ankole Political Activists Club-APAC has Sunday evening released a scorecard assessing the 150 days performance of their area Members of Parliament, the club has started with women members of parliament.
During the event held on Sunday at Generation Suites Mbarara, the club that announced that this is geared towards holding leaders accountable and informing their electorates about their achievements and failures monthly, quarterly & annually. The club comprises political analysts, activists and journalists including Aaron Ainomugisha who’s the founder Rise Against Poverty Organization-RAP Uganda, Mugisha Nomax, Patrick Kabatereine Nugless, Ronald Kyamadidi, among others.
In the released scorecard, Rwampara’s Molly Asiimwe topped with 78% followed by Mbarara City’s Atukwasa Rita Bwahika with 58%, Ayebare Margaret Rwebyambu of Mbarara District with 51%, Jennifer Muheesi of Kazo 47%, Mugumya Clare of Isingiro district 30%, Jovanice Rwenduru of Kiruhura 26% and Ibanda’s Jane Beinomugisha came last with 13%.
According to the club, the assessment is based on the MPs’ media engagement, community presence, ensuring that there are services in their areas, participation in parliamentary plenaries, among others all in line with the 4 major functions of a announced that this is geared towards holding leaders accountable and informing their electorates about their achievements and failures monthly, quarterly & annually.
Article 79 of the constitution provides for the 4 main functions of parliament, which are; to make laws for peace, order, development and good governance of Uganda, performing the roles of oversight, passing the national budget & representation of the electorates.
The scorecard indicated that Molly Asiimwe has tried to fight land grabbing, water scarcity, supported sports and talent, and others in her area.
“We can’t & won’t allow leaders to sit and relax, enjoying salaries yet Ugandans aren’t getting services. We’ll check them. No sleeping,” Aaron Ainomugisha who’s the club’s media & community affairs minister said.
Scorecards shall be shared with the public using media and other avenues, parliament leadership including speaker’s office & heads of committees and others stakeholders including non-government entities.
Different scorecards shall also be shared with Auditor General, Inspectorate of Government, State House Anti-Corruption Unit, among other relevant entities.
Leaders that will be assessed and their scorecards released include all members of parliament, district chairpersons, resident district commissioners, resident city commissioners, chief administrative officers, and others.